This weekâ€™s featured blogger is Erin from Connected2Christ.
Tell me a little about yourself and your blog.
My name is Erin and I’m the proud creator of Connected2Christ. I’m located in Oregon but I’m from Georgia, I always joke when people ask how I ended up here and say “East met West ( west referring to my husband)”. How I met my husband is a another long story that I’m sure this interview shouldn’t take up!Â I’ve been married for almost 3 years and am the proud mommy of a beautiful 16 month old girl.
I have been blogging for over two years now. My blog was started in general to keep in touch with my family and it was also a means to promote my graphic designing abilities. Little did I know that it would take off like it has this yearâ€¦being a mommy honestly changes a whole lot more than I thought it would.
What’s your favorite product that you’ve reviewed?
I don’t know if I can really pick a favorite. I’ve reviewed so many wonderful products from many great sponsors! If I would have to pick a new latest one to talk about, it would have to be the bath toys offered by Boon! These great toys are safe, easy to clean, very chic, and all around fun for kids. My daughter loves them!
Any advice to those who strive to become successful product reviewers?
Be detailed in what you do review, I especially think it’s important to portray some sort of visual in your writing. I also believe adding your personal feelings & experiences makes for more heartfelt honest reviews instead of just adding all of the facts. Don’t think any company would be too big to contact. To be successful, you have to put both feet forward and pursue with no holding back. Confidence is key!
In addition to blogging, you say one of your passions is graphic design. How did you get into that?
I’ve been doing graphic design ever since I was 10-12 years old. I always loved art and learning the computer so I put the both together and it just fit! It wasn’t till I got married and had a lot more time on my hands that I actually started getting paid for my work. You can find my designs at http://www.zazzle.com/ellybean and over at https://www.virtuousplanet.com/ellybean.
Your mom and sister also blog. Not often that you see that! Do you all ever work together?
Actually we are working together for the first time this holiday season! We’ve been working on a huge holiday guide filled with lots of great gift ideas, giveaways, traditions, recipes, and more! It would definitely be worth checking out, I’m pretty excited about it! It’s been a great way to keep in touch as I am in Oregon, my sister is Rhode Island, and my mom is in Georgia… we are pretty spread out.
What do you like to do in your free time, when you’re not behind a computer or chasing after your toddler?
When am I not chasing my toddler around? She’s been walking since eight months so she does keep me busy. I do find moments of free time here and there and when I do, you’ll find me reading books, cooking/baking, watching movies (I’m big into movies), going for walks/hikes if the weather is nice. My husband and I are about to start a church life group this month. I’m thrilled to be sharing my journey and growth of my faith with God with the people in that group as well as getting the chance to reach out and see to the needs in our own community.
Thank you to Erin for sharing her story with us this week! Be sure to visit Connected2Christ to read her great reviews and check out her cute designs!
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